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    FlashGet & Symantec AV Corporate

    I'm using Symantec AV Corporate edition and want to know what file (.exe), if there is one, to enter into my 3rd-party download manager which has the option to have your resident AV program scan downloaded files automatically. When I was using the consumer edition of Norton AV, it was a file named, NAVW32.exe. This file doesn't exist in the Corporate edition. I can't seem to find the equivalent file in the Corporate edition to use. Anyone know what file that might be?

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    Re: FlashGet & Symantec AV Corporate

    Jeff

    Surely Symantec AV Corporate Edition has its own update mechanism?

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    Re: FlashGet & Symantec AV Corporate

    I don't know if this very long link will be valid for another user. It describes a tool called VPSCAN.EXE which should do the job for you.

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    Re: FlashGet & Symantec AV Corporate

    Stuart,

    Nice effort...... I tried the VPscan with the created .ini file but it doesn't work. I'm using Symantec AV Corporate 9.0, so perhaps this is only valid for earlier versions? For now, I'll simply scan the downloaded files manually using the Explorer context menu.

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    Re: FlashGet & Symantec AV Corporate

    <hr>John wrote:
    Surely Symantec AV Corporate Edition has its own update mechanism?<hr>
    Of course it does. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> But that's not what I was asking about. hehe I was wanting to know what .exe file would invoke the automatic scanning of a downloaded file which I could use to configure that option in my 3rd-party download manager. At this point there doesn't appear to be one. Thanks anyway.

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    Re: FlashGet & Symantec AV Corporate

    Does this exist in the corporate version?
    <UL>Using the Symantec AntiVirus Scan Engine Command Line Scanner

    Situation: You want to use the Symantec AntiVirus Scan Engine Command Line Scanner (SAVSECLS).
    Solution: Use SAVSECLS from a command line. The following is the basic command line syntax.

    <code>savsecls [options] <file|directory> [file|directory]</code>

    [/list]There are reasons that a vendor or company might withhold a command-line scanner, so if they have started not installing it by default, I wouldn't be completely shocked.

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    Re: FlashGet & Symantec AV Corporate

    I played around with the vpscan.ini file some more out of curiosity. Then I enabled the auto AV scan option in FlashGet and added the new "vpscan.exe" file. I then downloaded a couple of virus scan test files, e.g., here is one: eicar - Anti-Virus test file using FlashGet and immediately after the file was downloaded, the AV scanner kicked in and removed the test file. <IMG SRC=http://www.the-highway.com/Smileys/claphands.gif>

    Stuart's little find was the key and it was my needing to configure the vpscan.ini file correctly to get it to finally work. <IMG SRC=http://www.the-highway.com/Smileys/stupidme.gif> Thus..... PROBLEM RESOLVED!

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    Re: FlashGet & Symantec AV Corporate

    Jefferson,

    I also have Symantec Antivirus Corporate Edition, and it doesn't include that file <img src=/S/sad.gif border=0 alt=sad width=15 height=15>

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    Re: FlashGet & Symantec AV Corporate

    Doesn't realtime protection take care of it, or is that only for email?
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    Re: FlashGet & Symantec AV Corporate

    Charlotte,

    Evidently not. I just ran a test downloading one of the zipped phony virus files from here: eicar Anti-Virus Test File using the Win XP download manager (default) to my HDD and my AV program didn't catch it. Of course, it was in a zip file. I'm supposing that it might catch the unzipped versions; there are 4 in total you can try. Again, I downloaded the same file using FlashGet with the auto virus scan option enabled, and it caught it and deleted it immediately. Most of the 3rd-party download managers I've tried had an option to enable virus scanning with your resident AV program. I've always enabled this feature and it has been most valuable in catching infected files, especially those in .zip and .rar files.

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    Re: FlashGet & Symantec AV Corporate

    I just tried downloading the EICAR test virus. The unzipped versions were immediately caught by Symantec Antivirus Corporate Edition, but the zipped one's downloaded successfully. Of course extracting the file from the zip was enough for it to be detected, and I guess my weekly full scan would have found it.

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    Re: FlashGet & Symantec AV Corporate

    Stuart,

    <img src=/S/yep.gif border=0 alt=yep width=15 height=15> That is what I experienced also using XP's default download manager. However, I do like the ability to automatically scan downloaded files for viruses which several of the 3rd-party download managers have an option to do. Also, since I installed the XP SP-2 patch, and perhaps other reasons, my download speeds have dropped by 2/3's or more. Pre SP-2 I was averaging 1-1.5 meg/sec downloads with the default XP Windows download manager. Post SP-2, the download sometimes starts out in the 400+K/sec range and then quickly drops off to typically 45K-55K/sec. With most of the 3rd-part download managers, e.g. FlashGet, I average 1.7-3.5 megs/sec. [fyi, I'm on a satellite connection] Plus I get the added bonus of being able to "Pause" and/or "Resume" downloads and to keep a record of relevant information, such as the source URL, along with many other configurable features. Obviously, I try to use FlashGet (my personal choice of all I've tried) whenever possible. <IMG SRC=http://www.the-highway.com/Smileys/giggle.gif>

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